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AlgoTrader Names Richard Chmiel as Chief Operating Officer

AlgoTrader has hired Richard Chmiel as chief operating officer with a remit to grow US business and manage the algo trading solution company’s global sales, business development, client success and marketing. A veteran of the financial services industry, Chmiel’s career includes periods as a senior executive at Bloomberg, global head of sales and marketing at…

Cinnober Promotions Move Hans Sjöberg to CTO, Taraneh Derayati to Head of Sales

Cinnober is playing out its succession plan with the promotion of Hans Sjöberg to chief technology officer (CTO) and Taraneh Derayati to head of sales. Sjöberg joined Cinnober in 2012 and now replaces former CTO, Peter Lenti, a founder of the company who will remain active in a senior technology architect and advisory role. Taraneh…

Itiviti CEO Torben Munch Named to Lead Combined Firm of Itiviti and ULLINK

The merger of Itiviti and ULLINK was completed yesterday, with Itiviti CEO Torben Munch named to lead the combined entity. ULLINK CEO, Didier Bouillard, has elected to leave the company. The intention to combine the companies, both of which are owned by Nordic Capital, was put forward in November 2017 and with the transaction now…

Carlos Lopez Lansdowne Joins Exegy as Sales director Europe and Asia

Industry veteran Carlos Lopez Lansdowne has joined financial market data solutions provider Exegy as its sales director for Europe and Asia. He will support Exegy’s drive to prepare European clients for Markets in Financial Instruments II (MiFID II) compliance and to deploy solutions in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Based in London, Lansdowne will report directly…

Eze Software Sets Out its Approach to MiFID II

Following the appointment of David Quinlan, an 18-year veteran of Eze Software, as the company’s executive managing director of EMEA with responsibility for business development and a focus on the needs of growing numbers of EMEA clients within the scope of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), we caught up with Quinlan and…

Housden Brings Capital Markets Focus To Colt

Network and communications provider Colt Technology Services’ hire of Andrew Housden as vice president of capital markets may herald greater attention and effort on financial markets work by the company. Colt offers Colt PrizmNet, a financial sector extranet service, and MarketPrizm data feeds, hosting and connectivity solutions, as well as the Colt IQ Network which…

ISITC Taps Machine Learning To Catch Suspect Transactions

Although the financial industry’s awareness of the need to use machine learning to bolster its cybersecurity has existed for several years, focused work on such endeavors is just beginning, as Erica Choinski, the new chair of industry operations group ISITC, sees it. As ISITC prepares the agenda for its 23rd annual vendor show in Boston…

Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick Replaced by Interim CEO William Lewis

In a shock move this week, News Corp has replaced Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick with William Lewis, News Corp’s chief creative officer who will serve as interim CEO at Down Jones until a permanent CEO is appointed. The change of CEO coincides with a review by News Corp of Dow Jones’ institutional strategy. Fenwick…

Calxeda Hires Niall Dalton and Geno Valente

Calxeda – developer of EnergyCore ‘system on a chip’ processors being pitched at big data applications – has hired Niall Dalton and Geno Valente, both of whom are well known in the financial markets space. Dalton has joined as chief software architect and will be based in the company’s soon-to-be-opened Sunnyvale, Ca. office. He was…

Terracotta Taps Gilthorpe as CEO

Software AG’s Terracotta unit has appointed former Tibco Software veteran Robin Gilthorpe as its CEO. “This is a pivotal time to be joining Terracotta, as the company becomes a major growth driver for the Software AG Group. In-memory and related technologies will be fundamental to deriving real value from big data,” comments Gilthorpe, who is…